In the Past is compiled from the Daily Advertiser by the Wagga Wagga & District Historical Society.
25 Years Ago
Wagga Ratepayers and Citizens secretary/treasurer, Galva Nitschke said a $500,000 budget blowout for the new Civic Centre was another of "continual errors" made by "the worst council of all time."
Upmarket footwear worth more than half-a-million dollars was stolen during a brazen after-dark raid on a warehouse in Rabaul Place.
The Southern Riverina Electricity and Water building in Johnson Street has been declared in a report by Police properties branch and the Department of Public Works as "not a viable option" for relocation of police patrol and district offices.
Paul Blackett, John Copland, Kathy Earl, Jennie Cohalan, Debbie Richards and Darren Cohan were among those attending the New Year's Eve celebrations at Romano's Hotel.
Wagga Police Station Commander, Inspector Alan Baker vowed police support for the annual New Year's Eve Street Party at Romano's Hotel would be withdrawn after an ugly display this year of violence and loutish behaviour erupted shortly after midnight.
Dylan James Parslow, born at 3.40am on New Year's Day was Wagga's first baby of 1997.
RTC artistic director, David Fenton is pictured in the Daily Advertiser with deputy chairman of the Australia Council, Lex Marinos at the announcement of the RTC's 1997 season.
Fourteen-times world champion, Steve Kinser from the USA is a feature of this week's Wagga International Raceway events.
Tourism Wagga chairman and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Kay Hull expressed enthusiastic support for a proposal to have houseboats cruising the Murrumbidgee River from a wharf located near the Eunony bridge.
"Rose of Mine" owned by Graeme Dunn won the opening race at Wagga greyhounds this week.
John Ireland, a partner of Creaghe Lisle Solicitors has been appointed by the Supreme Court as a mediator and evaluator.
Knights Meats is advertising whole rumps, steer for $5.29/kg and grain fed, $6.85/kg with legs of lamb for $3.95/kg and tomato and onion rissoles, 12 for $4.
MAC's Liquor in the new Wagga Marketplace is advertising Seaview Champagne 750ml for $5.99, Toohey's Draught stubbies, 24 for $23.99 and Berri Estates five-litre wine casks for $9.99.
50 Years Ago
A huge crowd, estimated at more than 6000 at the Wagga Civic Gardens saw a stunning 19-year-old Deidre Kendall crowned as Miss Wagga 1972 by the Mayor of Wagga, Ald M Gissing.
Superintendent R A R Allen said that fatal car accidents in the Riverina Police Administrative District had fallen from 120 in 1970 to 102 in 1971.
Wagga's first baby of 1972 is Keith Bell, pictured in the Daily Advertiser with his proud Mum, Lorna Bell.
Vic Whyte has retired from the railways after 35 years, having never missed a day's work.
John Gurd, committeeman and member of the Wagga Golf Club and lecturer at the Wagga Teachers College for several years was farewelled at the club prior to his transfer to Armidale.
Wagga swimmers, Peter Billingham and Belinda Paul have qualified to compete in the NSW Age Championships to be held in Sydney.
267 learners attended the Education Department's second series of swimming classes at the Wagga Baths.
Margaret Palmer, Catherine Mitchell and Carmel Hilton were among those enjoying the race meeting at Wagga this week.
Mr John Blake and his wife have won a P&O Cruise in a competition held to celebrate the opening of the new Hunters on the Hill premises.
New Year Specials at Patrice Frocks in the South Town Walk include slack suits in floral jerseys, silks, crimps and cool little sleeveless cottons priced from $7 in all sizes.
Prominent North Wagga residents, Mr and Mrs Bob Willison celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with 150 guests at the North Wagga Church Hall.
Dr F G Swain, a Dean at the Riverina College of Advanced Education has been appointed principal of the Hawkesbury Agricultural College.
Huthwaites is advertising half-gallon Streets Ice Cream for 68 cents, fresh local lettuce for 12 cents each and Edgell peeled tomatoes in a 15oz can for 20 cents.